a camp or base in an isolated part of the Arctic or Antarctic, manned by specialists to monitor the weather, geological formations, wildlife, etc.
Origin of ice station
First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for ice station
a scientific research station in polar regions, where ice movement, weather, and environmental conditions are monitored
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